How can you say Millbury has a horrible school system? I think the school system is like most others, in that a kid gets out of it what he or she puts into it. I am a recent product of the Millbury Public School System and I loved every minute of my time there, especially in the high school. Sure, compared to some of my peers in college I didn't have the same huge selection of AP classes or some extracurriculars, but that is the trade off of being enrolled in a small school system where everybody knows you. View Comment
It is always easy to be Monday morning quarterback about these decisions. The superintendent can't ever win. If she cancels school and the storm doesn't materialize, parents get mad. If she doesn't cancel school and the storm is worse than expected and a bus gets into an accident on the way to school (which has happened from time to time over the years), people flip out and say how stupid it was to not cancel school. I figure it is better to be safe than sorry. View Comment
I like how on the bottle it emphasizes "Sea Salt." "Sea Salt" is the biggest scam going on right now. All salt is "sea salt". They label it that way to make people think they are getting something healthier and more natural, but salt is salt.
The whole organic/all natural craze is ridiculous. I most recently saw "all natural" peanut butter cups. For kicks, I compared the label on the "all natural" variety to the standard Reese's, and I found the Reese's had the same ingredients, and actually there were more in the "all natural" that I didn't recognize. Also, the "all natural" were more unhealthy. View Comment
This seems a little crazy to me. The Redevelopment Authority wants to hit people up for donations to the tune of $45,000 to put up a decorative clock in a town common that nobody uses. And I am afraid that people who do donate to this project would then not donate to other worthier causes.
It seems that with 50 years to think about a project, the "feather in the hat" of the Redevelopment Authority would be a little more useful of a project. View Comment
I wasn't criticizing the students. Nor do I dispute the fact that there were some Christmas songs played. I was merely commenting on the naming of the concert and that 15 years ago, they would have called it a Christmas concert and 10 years ago, a Holiday Concert. Just like 15 years ago it was not uncommon to find small Christmas trees in many classrooms at Elmwood Street School and Shaw (although I admit, there may still be some there today as I haven't been into the schools for a while).
I just think back to my school days and have such great memories of Christmas parties and Christmas concerts. Many students today will never have those memories. View Comment
I remember the good old days (not that long ago, the 1990s), when we were actually still allowed to have Christmas Concerts in Millbury Public Schools. The school system started to get a little bit more "PC" and went to "Holiday Concerts" in the late 1990s, but I guess now they've gone all the way to "Winter Concerts".
What a shame. View Comment